Whaling Log Books of Walter Kinnes and David Esplin

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Five volumes relating to expeditions to Hudson Bay kept by Walter Kinnes and David Esplin on board the SS Active.

Administrative / Biographical History

The volumes consist of four log books and one volume showing various lists kept by Walter Kinnes and David Esplin on board the SS Active during expeditions to Hudson Bay and Straits and also relates to Mica mining. The volumes were found in Lornty House, Blairgowrie owned by the Grimond Family. It is thought that the volumes were not Grimond possessions but possibly belonged to a tenant of Lornty, Captain Taylor who rented the house for a year or two c 1970.

Arrangement

Chronologically within series.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the University Archive by Grizelda Grimond.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Jennifer Johnstone, Assistant Archivist, December 2011.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

The records were created by Walter Kinnes and David Esplin on board the SS Active during expeditions from Dundee to Hudson Bay. They were found in Lornty House, Blairgowrie, possibly belonging originally to a tenant of Lornty.

Accruals

Not expected.

Location of Originals

The material is original.